The TCPA provides for damages of $500 to $1,500 for each unsolicited text message in order to compensate for egregious invasions of privacy and the forced-costs associated with cellular data plans.
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Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Gilman Law LLP, a leading national consumer protection law firm, is investigating violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the "TCPA") on behalf of individuals who have received spam text messages advertising, marketing, or otherwise soliciting products or services. According to the Consumer Lawyers at Gilman Law LLP, the TCPA provides for damages of $500 to $1,500 for each unsolicited text message in order to compensate for egregious invasions of privacy and the forced-costs associated with cellular data plans. Recently, a number of large companies, including Huffington Post and Yahoo, have been named Defendants in TCPA lawsuits that allege these companies made unsolicited text message calls to consumers and sent them spam text messages.
Gilman Law LLP is providing free TCPA lawsuit consultations to consumers who received spam text messages, automated phone calls, robocalls, or other unsolicited communications from businesses as these calls may violate the TCPA. Consumers who received spam text messages without first providing their express consent to receive such unsolicited text messages should contact Gilman Law LLP immediately, before any statutes of limitations expire on their claims which could cause them to lose their rights to recovery. For a free TCPA lawsuit consultation, please contact the consumer protection lawyers at Gilman Law LLP by visiting our Consumer Protection Lawyer Website, or calling Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.
The TCPA prohibits companies from using automatic telephone dialing systems to make text message calls to cell phones unless the recipients have provided their prior express consent to receive such messages. According to Gilman Law LLP, short, five-digit codes often indicate that a text message originated from an automatic telephone dialing system. To be actionable under the TCPA, the recipient of the message must not have provided express consent to the sender to receive such messages. According to Gilman Law LLP, recoveries in TCPA lawsuits can be significant. Last August, for example, a franchisee agreed to provide $47 million in services to class members in order to settle a TCPA class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. The lawsuit had alleged the company violated the TCPA in sending a promotional text message to millions of consumers without prior consent. (Case No. 3:11-MD-02261-JM-JMA)
Court records indicate that a growing number of consumers are choosing to take legal action to put an end to unsolicited text messages that violate the TCPA. Last August, the Huffington Post was named in a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, which seeks damages on behalf of all persons who received one or more text messages from the Huffington Post or its agents after requesting that the text messages cease. (Case No. 12-cv-6138). Last month, Yahoo was named a Defendant in a TCPA lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California that seeks damages on behalf of consumers who received unwanted text messages from Yahoo without prior or express consent within four years prior to the filing of the complaint. (Case No. 3:13-cv-00041-GPC-WVG)
Gilman Law LLP is providing free legal consultations to consumers who received unsolicited spam text messages from any large company that may have violated the TCPA. For a free TCPA lawsuit consultation, please contact the consumer protection lawyers at Gilman Law LLP or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.
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